Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Running Day - Giveaway

UPDATE, 6/10/13 --

Giveaway is over, and the winner is #2, Stu!  I'll message you with the code.

Keepin' it real here: There didn't seem to be a lot of entries for this one, though I did check other blogs with similar giveaways with that similar issue.  Believe it or not, I actually pass up on a lot of giveaway and review opportunities... mostly because I'm busy but also because I try to only host giveaways that interest my target audience, so... noted for the future!


Happy National Running Day! 

Looking back, I've actually hosted a giveaway on this runners' "holiday" before.  I've even done something new and different on this day before.

So today, I decided to do both of these things again.  It has been quite a while since I've actually run during a morning workout.  Something about the one-hour commute to the gym/work really sucks something out of you, ya' know?  But on this June day with the gloomy clouds in the sky, forgiving me for not putting on sunscreen yet, I took my pepper spray and went for a run... in Downtown, LA.

This run was nothing ambitious -- hills, stairs, and traffic lights probably didn't allow me to fit in much during my 45-minute jaunt, but it just felt good to be running recreationally and seeing some of my favorite Downtown sights -- my relative's restaurant, all the big offices, bars, fancy restaurants, etc.  I ran by businesspeople, commuters, homeless people, tourists, police officers, but sadly, not really many other runners. Hmmmm.

I was SO good that I followed up the run with a hit of protein powder (after showering and getting suited up for work, of course).

Now, the part that you've been waiting for... the giveaway.  I have a free entry code (one time for any open heat in the continental U.S.) for the Spartan Race, which "is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life."  Definitely something new and different, for those of you who haven't tried these races.

The Spartan Race hosts different types of events across the country:

To enter, just leave a comment below! Leave a second comment if you share this giveaway on your blog or other social media (with a link to the share). Max two entries per person, please!

I will draw a winner at random on Monday, June 10th at 12 PM PST!

FTC Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary race code but was not otherwise compensated to provide any particular type of opinion on the Spartan Race.


  1. I've done Warrior Dash, but I would love to try this too!

  2. Hi Julie, Thanks for the opportunity drawing! I'd be interested in running the Spartan Race!

  3. Previous comment was from Stu, by the way. Obviously, I don't comment very often as it described me as "Unknown". :-)

  4. I really want to win since I haven't ran a Spartan Race yet. The Fenway Park race looks really cool! sethrich AT hotmail DOT com

  5. I posted about this giveaway on my blog -